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i'm going to come by and see this place. i have to see that room. and good luck with the kings this year. i will be proud -- where's my uniform? >> i got you a skateboard, too. just in case. for your sons. maloof skateboards. >> larry: how about that? got a close-up of that? is that for me, folks? is this for me? thanks for watching. have a great rest of the weekend. weekend. stay tuned for more news on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- right now on cnn, a murder mystery so gruesome, even the details are too much for the jury. some wonder if the family in this connecticut home invasion could have saved if police responded faster. a high school football star collapses on the field, dies at the hospital. the entire texas town is reeling. you'll hear my emotional conversation with the young man's coach. and chances are, if not you, then someone close to you is using illicit drugs. illegal drug use is up this
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year. which ones top the list and why? we'll tell you. good evening, everybody. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. she explored witchcraft, once went on a date to a satanic altar and is now a republican nominee for the senate in delaware. it's courtesy of a 1999 clip from bill maher. >> i dabbled into it. i never joined a coven. >> you were a witch? >> i was a witch. >> how were you a witch? >> i dabbled into witchcraft. i hung around people who were doing these things. i'm not making this stuff up. in one of my dates, my first date -- >> i want to hear about -- >> one of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar and i didn't know it. there was little blood there -- >> it was a date? your first date was on a satanic altar? >> yeah, and had a little
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midnight picnic. >> bill maher showed that clip last night on his newer program. hbo's "real time." o'donnell's canceled two appearance on his sunday talk shows because her campaign says she has obligations in delaware. cnn contributor john avalon says all of this spells trouble for her campaign. >> look, there's a reason the libertarian magazine reason called her a crackpot of the first order. you are seeing a lot of the controversies from her past have -- are coming out and they're going to keep coming out in drips and drabs. you may see more about her past talking about gay conversion therapy. it's a real issue for her campaign and her candidacy. it's a lot of the reasons republicans were concerned about this. these skeletons in her closet, being a professional social conservative activist on a lot
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of talk shows during the 1990s -- expect more of where this comes from. >> listen, do you think this clip is the reason she canceled yesterday? obviously you're not in her campaign. but do you think this clip had something to do with it? >> probably. because she was on a surge giving a speech at value voters just the other day, talking about how some people out there call us wing nuts. but we represent "we the people." and getting a very positive response at the values voters forum. news that this was coming down the pike is what causes campaigns to go into massive defensive mode. >> she's saying she's canceling because she had things previously scheduled. but you would wonder why she accepted them in the first place if she had something scheduled. it's very -- to call people wing nuts and say we're not wing nuts and say you were part of a
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coven. may not bode well. bill maw ser a exceedian, he has a talk show. so are jon stewart and steven colbert. what do you make of this thing they're having on october 31st in washington, these rallies? >> the "restore sanity" rally? i love it. long dreamed about the day when people take to the streets and yell "be reasonable." we are living in a time where sometimes satire is the only way to tell the truth about our politics because the spin cycle is so insidious, so extreme. it speaks to the way that media is playing a dominant role in our politics. it is informing the conversation. it is driving the conversation. this is just another step in that direction and from my point of view, a centrist point of view, independent point of view, that's a hopeful sign because we do nies need to restore sanity
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in our politicals. >> you can look at christine o'donnell, the early beginnings of the tea party movement, what glenn beck did, what's happening now with jon stewart and steven colbert, you can call them outsiders. do outsiders have more power than in the past? >> absolutely. we are in a time when people are energized about politics. they are engaged and they are anxious because of the economy and that's good to the extent that it keeps the political establishment on its toes. just today, the fact that mike pence, a conservative congressman but not frequently mentioned in the top tier of presidential candidates, the fact that he won the value voters straw poll shows a continuum of that attitude. that makes it an exciting time, a fluid time. it does reinforce that in particular, i think the republican party is in warlord status. with no clear one stand-bearer. if you care about democracy in the deepest sense, in terms of citizens engaging, even if it
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can be -- informed by fringe groups which help boil up and stir up the grassroots, that's a good thing. it is good to see outsiders engage our politics. the trick is to make sure we're holding all the candidates accountable and keeping them honest. >> john avalon. we have new developments to tell you about out of england tonight. british authorities have freed six men who were arrested on suspicion of terrorism. a scotland yard spokesman tells cnn the men were released about three hours ago london police took the men into custody friday. authorities would not say if the arrests were connected to the pope. it is not clear what prompted police to focus on the men. the pope's security chose not to make any changes to his schedule. also in london, pope benedict today addressed victims of the clergy sex abuse. he met privately with five of them. earlier in the day, he spoke publicly of the shame within the
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church during a mass he led in westminster cathedral. >> above all, i express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of this unspeakable crimes along with my hope with the power of christ's grace is the sacrifice of reconciliation, may it bring deep healing and peace to their lives. >> about 80,000 gathered to support the pope during a prayer vigil in hyde park. protesters also rallied they oppose the catholic church's stand on gays, birth control and other things. an american woman tonight is on her way home after spending more than a year captive in iran. sarah shourd left oman earlier where she was staying following her release tuesday. shourd is one of three american hikers detained by iran after they allegedly crossed over the border from iraq in july of 2009.
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she regrets having to leave the others behind. >> i will always associate your country with the first breath of my freedom, the sweet smell of sandalwood and the chance to stand by the ocean listening to the waves. i thank the good hospitable people of oman for your support and ask you to please, please extend your prayers to my fiance, shane and my friend, josh. they will soon be free. >> iran agreed to release shourd for medical reasons. she reportedly found a lump in her breast while she was in prison. a deadly election day to tell you about in afghanistan. the country was rocked by taliban attacks that killed 11 people. still election officials say more than 3.5 million people, 40% of eligible voters, cast ballots for 249 parliamentary seats. counting is expected to take about a month and even then the
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outcome might be in dispute. the election commission is already flooded with complaints of irregularities and accusations of fraud. taliban attacks kept 20 polling places from even opening. in the gulf of mexico tonight, a crucial pressure test of bp's macondo oil well is set to begin in about two hours. if couple of, it means cement pumped deep into the well today is holding. the so-called bottom kill is holding, national incident commander thad allen will have the final word on whether the well is officially dead. if and when he does, crews will pack up and probably be gone in about a week. a husband and father helpless as his entire family is killed. next, hear the frantic 911 call in this case. and why one man says these murders were preventable. and drug use in the u.s. is on the rise. we'll take a look at the possible reasons and why. don't just sit there. we want you to be part of the
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jurors in connecticut are getting a break this weekend from one of the most gruesome murder trials in recent memory. a connecticut family, their home invaded, only one made it out alive. as susan candiotti tells us, the details are just as shocking now as when it all happened more than three years ago.
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>> reporter: the 911 call to police was made by the manager inside that bank branch. she told police she saw mrs. petit being driven away from someone going in that direction. >> reporter: the respects did leave but only after strangling and raping mrs. hawks-petit. husband michael petit was tied up and beaten before the house was set on fire. he escaped the only survivor. nagging questions remain about whether people could have stormed the house and saved the
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family. >> it is tempting to at least raise questions about the behavior of the police because they were there and didn't enter while the victims were still alive. >> reporter: a radio log showed paroled notifies at 9:26 a.m. about 20 minutes later, a call to set up a perimeter before phoning the house. ten more minutes past and the suspects bolt. the house is on fire. police call for an ambulance and fire truck more than a half hour after the first call. security expert tom ruskin defends cheshire's small 49-man force but in hindsight says -- >> you have to take the house immediately. if you knew what you knew today, what was going on then, first officers probably as quickly as they could would have taken that house. >> reporter: we wanted to ask police about what they did that day and why they did it. but because of a court-imposed gag order, they told us they couldn't answer our questions, except to say this -- that they
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were confidence in what they did and followed their protocols. >> very emotional. >> reporter: during trial this week, dr. petit took the stand and jurors looked at crime scene photos of the burned remains of his wife and two daughters. >> one juror was crying openly, a female. a male juror i saw wipe a tear away at one point. and even the jurors who weren't crying were extremely somber. >> reporter: the attorney for hayes admits his client's role in the crime in hopes of escaping the death penalty. there's no escaping what happened at this memorial garden where a family's house once stood. >> reporter: questions about whether two alleged killers could have been stopped sooner. susan candiotti, cnn, cheshire, connecticut. >> both suspects in the petit murders are convicted felons who were on parole at the time. the co--chamike lawler says war signs were clearly missed here. >> these two guys, the younger
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guy is the more dangerous guy, clearly the potential future predator. he had been identified by many people in the system. the sentencing judge in this case who said, this guy is a potential killer down the road. >> how could it not get to the department of corrections? what went on that it didn't go there? >> turns out connecticut has this antiquated information system for police and prosecutors and parole officials and they relied on photo copies and the u.s. mail. when many other states do this electronically. i think in this day and age, that's just not acceptable. so in the three years since the tragedy, the governor, the legislature up here, have made these kinds of changes. so in the future, this won't happen. but clearly in retrospect, this was probably preventible. >> after this crime, connecticut did pass a home invasion law and made reforms to the way the parole board operates. a high school football player collapses on the field
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and later dies at the hospital, a community is in shock tonight. we'll hear from his coach. >> i didn't know what to do. i just stood there -- it's like you're seeing something bad play out but you don't really -- it's not real, it's surreal. that's the way it was on that sideline for a long time. plus, a little baby crawling into traffic, what happened? there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers.
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time to check your top stories right now. depps in west odessa, texas, have arrested the man who forced them into a standoff that lasted nearly 24 hours. it started late friday when the gunman shot two deputies and a civilian who are expected to survive. the odessa american reports the suspect set fire to his home which was surrounded by officers. he is now in the hospital with burn injuries. six people were killed on saturday in a crash involving a
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church van in woodbury, new york. four people were rushed to the hospital. two of them are in intensive care. one of the first firefighters on the scene tells cnn affiliate ynn that the accident was caused by a blown tire. a spokesman for toyota says the car company has settled with two families over a deadly crash. four people were killed last year when their lexus sedan accelerated uncontrollably on a freeway near san diego and crashed over an embankment. lexus is a division of toyota. the company says both parties wish to keep the amount of the settlement private as part of the deal, toyota is not admitting liability. a community in texas is mourning the death of a high school football star. his name is reginald garrett. he collapsed just moments after throwing his second touchdown in a game on friday night. he was rushed to the hospital. but before the game had even ended, the word reached the sidelines that their friend was dead. dan hooks was garrett's coach.
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and i spoke with him not long ago from orange, texas. coach, thank you for being so brave to come on. >> thank you. >> our condolences to you and your team and everyone in your town. how are the players taking reginald's death? >> it's devastating. it's just hard to talk about it. they were all crying and falling out. you couldn't say anything to comfort them. what are you going to say? you lost a 17-year-old child and nobody knew what the circumstances were or nothing. it's really bad. >> tell us what kind of guy reginald was? >> he was a great kid. he was a great student, good kid. leader of his team. teammates respected him. it's just a great loss to the family, to the community and the coaching staff. it's got us all in the tank. >> have you had a chance to speak to the family? >> yes, i've talked to -- i talked to his mother. i didn't get to talk to his father.
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but we're trying to get things arranged and worked out with the school and everything. we're going to have a meeting tomorrow with administration just to see what direction we're going to go. >> you know what, coach, this is a story that really every community can relate to. there's a high school -- there's a junior high school and a high school not far from my home. and i can hear the football games. and you know the camaraderie of high school games especially, but every community can relate to this story. >> sure. reggie was like my boy. and i didn't know what to do. i just stood there -- it's like you're seeing something bad play out but you don't really -- it's not real, it's surreal. that's the way it was on that sideline for a long time. and then when we got the word that he had officially died, the community just -- it erupted. and like the lady said, there was a parking lot at the hospital full of people.
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and people supporting the family. we're just going to have to regroup and press on. >> coach, i want to ask you about this. it's been reported that reginald had a history of seizures. was there anything to suggest last night that this was about to happen? >> no. i can't document that. somebody said his mother said it. i didn't question her about that. but he hasn't missed a day of school, i don't guess, ever, since i've known him in the seventh grade. he had no history of anything -- at least he hasn't shown any signs of any seizures or anything. it was just a sudden thing and it caught everybody off guard. >> coach, as we look at this video, you see the other team kneeling, everyone, as you said, was caught off guard by that. i have to ask you. you have a game coming up next weekend. has a decision been made yet about whether you'll play it? >> it will be made tomorrow by the administration and the coaches and we'll meet and see. it's going to be kind of difficult probably because we're
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going to be going to a funeral next week and all the other things that go along with it. we haven't made the decision. but if i was to say, i would probably say we weren't going to. >> dan hooks was reginald garrett's coach. thank you, sir. and best of luck. our thoughts and prayers are not only with you but with the entire community, okay? >> thank you. >> again, the family is preparing for a memorial service sometime next week. we'll keep you updated. it doesn't happen very often. a tornado touches down in new york city. actually, make that two of them, two tornadoes. wait until you hear how destructive they were. and a woman sits on death row, scheduled to be executed next week. our brian todd talks to her as her appeal for clemency is denied. [ engine revving ] [ drums playing ] [ male announcer ] 306 horsepower. race-inspired paddle shifters. and f-sport-tuned suspension. all available on the new 2011 lexus is.
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time right now for "cnn equals politics" update. we're keeping an eye on the latest headlines on the political ticker. indiana congressman mike pence wins the annual straw poll at the values voter conference in washington. it is considered an early test of possible 2012 presidential candidates among socially conservative voters. mike huckabee came in second followed by mitt romney, newt gingrich and sarah palin. lisa murkowski is launching a write-in campaign.
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senator jim demint tells cnn if the republicans win congress, they must keep etc. promises to voters or it's dead. he's calling on his party to unite around common causes but he's angered some in the gop by supporting christine o'donnell over mike castle in the delaware senate race. candy crowley will have demint's full interview on tomorrow's "state of the union." for the latest on politics, go to new york city is still cleaning up from the two tornadoes that struck there late on thursday. thousands of trees were downed by that storm that battered the boroughs of queens and brooklyn. new york was hit by two tornadoes and a microburst with a wind gust of 125 miles per hour. one person was killed in that
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storm. keeping an eye on the hurricane that could wreak havoc on bermuda and another that's breaking up and soaking texas and mexico. jacqui jeras joins us now from the cnn hurricane headquarters. not good. >> no, it's not good. and the problem here is not just that they're going to get hit with a hurricane. but this is a long duration event. already, don, bermuda's been dealing with the outer bands of the hurricane. this is the radar from the bermuda weather service. we want to thank them for letting us use their radar here tonight. there you can see the teeny, tiny island, only 20 miles across. these outer bands have already been moving through. when they do, you start to get the increases in the winds. you'll see the tropical storm force conditions already. and this is still more than 24 hours away from landfall likely. so that is almost two days. a day and a half to two days where they're going to be experiencing those strong winds. right now, this is a category 2 storm.
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maximum winds, 100 miles per hour. seeing gusts stronger than that. it's less than 400 miles away from the coast right now. it's going to be a close call as to whether or not that eyewall is going to make it onshore. but either way, the island will certainly be impacted by this system because this is a huge hurricane. we're talking the winds extend out almost 700 miles across. so it's certainly going to be feeling the brunt of that. here's the forecast track to show you where this thing is going. curving up toward the north. might get a hit just to the west of the island. but they've been seeing the big, battering waves all day long. our reynolds wolf is there. he'll have live reports in the morning. stay tuned for that. karl has fizzled out in mexico. you might be saying to yourself, what is this? this is an upper level disturbance bringing in a lot of cloudiness and a heck of a lot of rain. texas will be affected from houston down to brownsville through the weekend. we could see a good 3 to 6
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inches of riffle wiainfall with that upper level disturbance. a grandmother's appeal for clemency has been denied. tonight, our brian todd talks to her dais before she is scheduled to die. how could this happen? look at that video. that is a toddler right in that highlighted spot right in the middle. that toddler crawls into traffic. wait until you hear what the baby's mother says about all this and what happened behind it. 3q ugh... what's up ? my feet are killing me... you should get some custom fit orthotics. i can't afford that. now you can... oh ! dr. scholl's custom fit orthotic center... ( woman ) you have flat feet... i do ? ( man ) orthotic 430 is recommended. it recommends the custom fit orthotic that's best for your feet, guaranteed. no wonder footcare scientists are behind it.
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she didn't pull the trigger, but a 41-year-old grandmother in virginia is about to die for plotting to kill her husband and stepson eight years ago. it's been five years since a woman has been executed in this country. cnn's brian todd reports on why some think she should be spared. >> reporter: from virginia's death row, teresa lewis sings for divine intervention. ♪ >> reporter: no miracles yet. the governor refuses to issue a stay of execution for the first woman slated to be put to death in virginia in nearly a century. if the supreme court doesn't intervene, lewis will die by
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lethal injection by next thursday. i spoke with her before the governor's ruling. the questions are limited to just a couple of predetermined questions for teresa lewis. we're also not allowed to bring cameras into the facility. we're speaking to her on the phone. if you could say anything to the governor r at this point, what would you tell him? >> i would tell the governor if i could speak to him one-on-one, how sorry i really am for allowing this to happen to two people that i loved very much. and i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt in the process. >> reporter: lewis pleaded guilty in the 2002 murders of her husband, julian lewis, and her stepson, c.j., in their mobile home in southern virginia. but this was a crime of conspiracy. and lewis herself didn't fire the shots. the two men who did, including lead triggerman matthew shallenburger only got life sentences. the judge called teresa lewis
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the head of this serpent. but her attorneys say her i.q. is in the low 70s, near the level of retardation. and they say lewis has dependent personality disorder, making her vulnerable to coercion by others. is it your basic contention that she was manipulated into this crime? >> yes, shallenburger have stated and the experts that have examined her agree that she was used by shallenburger, not the other way around. >> reporter: shallenburger had had an affair with teresa lewis before the killings. her attorneys cite a prison letter from shallenburger to another woman saying the only reason he slept with lewis was so she would give me the insurance money after the murders were committed. the prosecutor says this -- >> i can frankly say that teresa lewis is as evil a person as i've ever met. >> reporter: grimes says his investigation showed lewis herself took an active role in the plot, that she co nooifnniv
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>> her functioning ability is way beyond that -- >> reporter: you think she was faking? >> well, she certainly wasn't, as one of the experts said in the habeas proceeding, she wasn't motivated to score accurately and high on those tests. >> reporter: lewis' attorney says the accusation is silly. he says one expert tried to see if she was faking that and found that she wasn't. also tonight on cnn, the pope meets face to face with sex abuse victims. what he told an audience today in great britain and why so many were upset by his visit. and later, drug use in america is on the rise again. we'll tell you one of the theories why.
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time for your top stories right now. pope benedict today expressed, quote, deep sorrow to victims of clergy sex abuse. he made the comments in a mass he held in a london cathedral. he held a prayer vigil in hyde
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park alsoment thousands protesters against the catholic leader opposing the church's stand on gays and birth control, among other issues. in afghanistan, more than 3.5 million people cast ballots for parliament today. despite a wave of deadly attacks by the taliban. at least 11 people were killed. counting begins tomorrow and should take about a month. complicating the process, of course, the election commission has already been flooded with complaints of irregularities and allegations of fraud. a crucial pressure test of bp's macondo oil well in the gulf of mexico is set to begin at midnight eastern time. if successful, it means cement pumped deep into the well today is holding. the so-called bottom kill. national incident commander thad allen will have the final word on whether the well is officially dead. for nearly 40 years, the federal government has asked people in every state if and how much they use illegal drugs. well, this year the national
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survey on drug use and health isn't the worst researchers have seen, but it is worst than last year. cnn's jeanne meserve reports that drug use is up. >> reporter: illegal drug use is higher than it has been in a decade. according to a new government survey, usage among americans 12 and over rose from 8% in 2008 to 8.7% in 2009. with an upswing in the use of ecstasy, methamphetamines and particularly marijuana. among teenagers, marijuana use jumped from 6.7% in 2008 to 7.3% in 2009. though it is still less than it was in 2002. >> young heavy marijuana users are much more likely to report getting ds and fs than as and bs, are more likely to be in trouble with the law for crimes like theft. >> reporter: the survey shows a change in teens' attitudes towards using marijuana --
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>> marijuana has a very low risk compared to other things, i'd say. >> reporter: like? >> like alcohol, for example. >> reporter: the nation's drug czar says fewer teens see marijuana as dangerous because of media coverage of current policy debates. >> we absolutely cannot rule out that this constant discussion of so-called medical marijuana, marijuana legalization and the downplaying of marijuana harms that is prevalent in the media. >> reporter: with california voting in november on a ballot measure legalizing marijuana, that debate has picked up tempo. earlier this week, former heads of the drug enforcement administration urged the obama administration to take a strong stand against the measure. but supporters of legalized marijuana say the new survey numbers illustrate the failure of current government policy criminalizing marijuana. >> we need a legal regulated marijuana market. >> reporter: that will lead to less teen use of marijuana? >> it has for alcohol, it has
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for tobacco. >> reporter: the rate of alcohol and tobacco use stayed essentially the same. the use of prescription drugs is up. but the use of cocaine has declined 30% since 2006. don, back to you. >> 30% since 2006. so in the '80s and '90s, cocaine was the drug, especially on wall street when people were doing well. what's the reason behind the drop in cocaine use, could it be money, the economy? >> reporter: well, at this press conference, officials said what they thought the reason was was education, was simply that people had become more aware of the hazards, particularly of crack cocaine. and that was leading more people to stay away from it. >> our thanks to cnn's jeanne meserve. all year, we have introduced you to remarkable, everyday people who are changing the world. in just one week, we reveal our top cnn heroes for 2010. one of those ten will become the cnn hero of the year. first, let's check in with our 2009 hero of the year to see how
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the recognition has transformed his life and helped him expand his extraordinary work. >> the cnn hero of the year is efron florida. from the slums of the philippines to the stage at the kodak theater in hollywood, efron has come a long way. >> we are the change that this world needs to be. >> for 12 years, efron and his teen volunteers pushed their mobile classrooms through the streets of their neighborhoods, teaching kids who never make it to school. but after being named 2009 cnn hero of the year, efron became a national hero. >> this is really overwhelming. >> upon his return, the philippine president presented him with one of the country's highest honors. one year later, the bush cart
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classroom model has been replicated more than 50 times across the philippines and inspired the construction of an education center funded in part by the cnn heroes grant. >> before push cart, they see it as a symbol of poverty. now they see a push cart as a symbol of hope and education. >> recently, efron has had his story told in six countries and languages and can be seen weekly in his own search for heroes on philippine television. a young man from the slums has turned the attention of a nation toward a common dream. >> my fellow filipinos, thank you. >> next thursday, we'll be announcing the year's top ten heroes on at 1:00 p.m. and that's when you can vote online for the cnn hero who inspires you the most. all ten will be honored on thanksgiving night at cnn hoeshgs an all-star tribute hosted by anderson cooper but only one will be named cnn hero
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tonight, the mental health profession is being pushed into a bold new direction called hip-hop psychology. the theory is urban kids with emotional issues might be drawn to it if it involves graffiti, rap music or hip-hop dance. it was the focus of a i'm sorry pose yum at vanderbilt university. i spoke with two grad students behind it. here's the thing, it sounds good.
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but it is unconventional in the fact that it's not freudian. how is that going to accomplish anything -- both of you can respond to that. you first, lauren. >> well, the thing is that we're actually very firmly based in traditional science. clearly we're in masters programs now and pursuing our ph.d.s in psychology. we use that traditional science and meet it with our artistic background. the whole idea behind hip-hop psychology is create an authentic experience for clients through which they can connect their own life experience and they can feel and express their own emotions and ultimately create some sort of artistic piece that actually is very expressive and authentic to themselves. >> go ahead -- >> and to begin to communicate it that way rather than just
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through -- just through other methods. >> and i think we don't even get into the conversation of which is better, which is worse? that's not what we're here to talk about. >> i'm asking you how it works. you say usually you lay on a couch, tell someone your problems. you think it's going to awaken something from your long-lost childhood and it's going to help you. i'm asking you more about the process. >> i think it's about emotional expression. what we're here to do is really to create another option and to really enhance a clinician's toolbox and add other tools to their toolbox. we're here to create other options amongst the options that already exist. >> one person who knows the healing power of professional counseling is l.a. laker ron artest. now he's encouraging children to speak up about the issues that bother them. cnn's thelma gutierrez talked to
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time now to check you up on some of the news you might have missed throughout the week. a 13-foot alligator, nothing to mess with, right? but no one told a massachusetts woman who came to the swamps of south carolina to bag one. she hooked into the 900-pound animal with a fishing rod. the battle was epic. never mind the gator nearly outweighed her by eight times. she plans to have the carcass stuffed. die hard sports fans often carry their passion to the grave. and in australia, a newspaper reports football club songs are
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the most requested music at funerals. but not now. the catholic church there saying they're not going to do it anymore. strict new guidelines have been issued banning everything except church hymns at the mass. no pop or rock songs, none of it. the church says those are more appropriate at a wake or memorial service separate from the mass. the fountain on locust is not a big place. you know that? it's an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and soda fountain in downtown st. louis. but it has something no other place it has. it's got the best bathrooms in america according to online voting in an annual competition. they had serious competition though. the hand-painted art decko decor and posh fixtures made it the top crowd pleaser among restaurants.
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now you know. a bizarre twist in a colorado wildfire that wiped out 166 homes near boulder around labor day. investigators say it started in a fire pit in someone's yard. our affiliate kusa says the man did a legal controlled burn several dais earlier to get rid of brush on his property. this is the most talked about video all day. in southern turkey, a very close call for a toddler who wandered intr into a busy street. a little boy and his mother has gone into the bushes to take a nap. he woke up and crawled away. fortunately, an alert truck driver stopped, stopped traffic until the mother could retrieve her baby. can you imagine? look at that baby playing in traffic and then the mom. she's asleep. dn


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